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Black Francis

Black Francis is the stage name contrived by and for Charles Thompson during his residency in college rock band the Pixies, a period that ran from the group's formation in Boston during 1986 until the dark day in 1993 when Black Francis announced during a BBC radio interview that the group was disbanding. The other members of the Pixies such as Kim Deal were not yet wise to this, finding out a tad bit later when their now former associate faxed them a transcription of relevant parts of the radio show. Thompson's next show business identity was as Frank Black, often in the bandleading context of Frank Black and the Catholics. Publishing bean counters can watch for songwriting credits under both pseudonyms as well as under Charles Thompson; in the latter case he should not be confused with the famed classic jazz keyboardist whose works were recorded by Charlie Parker and many others. Thompson released many albums under his Frank Black moniker, but returned to the Black Francis name for 2007's Bluefinger, which was a concept album about the life and death of Dutch painter/punk rocker Herman Brood and featured some of Black's most ferocious rock in years. Still working under his Black Francis moniker, Black released the sexually charged NonStopErotik in 2010. Abbabubba, a B-sides and demos collection, arrived in 2011 along with The Golem, Francis' score for the 1920 silent film of the same name. ~ Eugene Chadbourne
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Black Francis

  1.   Song
  2.   Lolita
  3.   Test Pilot Blues
  4.   Talking
  5.   Tight Black Rubber
  6.   Angels Come to Comfort You
  7.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  8.   Discotheque 36
  9.   The Obedient Servant
  10.   Abbabubba
  11.   (Oh How I Wish I Could) Stay
  12.   Lake of Sin
  13.   Discotheque 36
  14.   You Can't Break A Heart And Have It
  15.   Svn Fngrs
  16.   Dead Man's Curve
  17.   Polly's Into Me
  18.   Bad News
  19.   Stars
  20.   The Seus
  21.   Little Stars Theme
  22.   Alabaster
  23.   Tight Black Rubber
  24.   Miriam and Florian
  25.   Custom All the Way
  26.   Band Intro
  27.   Astaroth
  28.   Can't Break a Heart and Have It
  29.   Threshold Apprehension
  30.   That Burnt Out Rock and Roll
  31.   Bluefinger
  32.   All Around the World
  33.   Virginia Reel
  34.   The Word (Reprise)
  35.   The Water
  36.   The Maharal
  37.   The Conjuring
  38.   Ghost Coming
  39.   Get Away Oil
  40.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone by Joey Santiago
  41.   Wild Son
  42.   When I Go Down on You
  43.   Six Legged Man
  44.   Rabbits
  45.   O My Tidy Sum
  46.   Nonstoperotik
  47.   Angels Come To Comfort You
  48.   Corrina
  49.   Gyaneshwar
  50.   Polly's into Me
  51.   Wheels
  52.   Cinema Star
  53.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  54.   Makanujo
  55.   Test Pilot Blues
  56.   Bluefinger
  57.   Miriam and Florian Theme
  58.   Serious Curious
  59.   Il Cuchaiao
  60.   Captain Pasty
  61.   Meet Me at the Ghetto Gates
  62.   Captain Pasty
  63.   Lolita
  64.   She Took All The Money
  65.   The Flower Song
  66.   Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)
  67.   She Took All the Money
  68.   You're Gonna Pay

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